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Virginia Western Community College


Every four-year college and university in the Commonwealth that offers undergraduate programs has some kind of transfer agreement with Virginia's public two-year colleges. Transfer offers an affordable entry point to higher education with a variety of benefits to the student beyond cost. These benefits include additional academic support for those who may not feel "college-ready" or for those who are several years beyond high school graduation. Another benefit is that every Virginian is within an hour drive of a community college - one does not have to "go away" to go to college.

Transfer, though, is not seamless. In order to improve student success, and recognize when and where success is occurring, two-year colleges that produce transfer students and four-year colleges that receive them, need to be in a partnership to provide feedback to one another. This report is designed to provide that feedback, primarily to the two-year colleges, however, four-year colleges will find these data useful as well.

Each section below provides an overview of a specific aspect of transfer. There are links embedded to guide the user to greater detail.


Numbers of Transfers


The number of transfers annually from a two-year college, is an important base from which to begin analysis. We break those annual totals down into broad categories of race/ethnicity (majority students, students of color) and subdivide those by gender. In this way we develop a sense of the scope overall trends of transfer over eight eight years. Please note that there is always a lag in the most recent year of data available since students starting college in the spring semester are included in these cohorts and annual enrollment files are reported well after the fact.
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Virginia Western Community College

Students Transferring into Virginia Western Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year


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2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
a. Total Transfers574569572573564542
b. Men - Total237231275250268219
c. Women - Total337338297323296323
d. Majority Students - Total489495454485459438
e. Majority Students - Men205197217210219182
f. Majority Students - Women284298237275240256
g. Students of Color - Total857411888105104
h. Students of Color - Men323458404937
i. Students of Color - Women534060485667

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Where did they Transfer?


The next question of interest "Where did they Transfer" is answered below, also with annual counts. This provides important information to the two-year college and the public about the predominant transfer routes taken by students.
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Virginia Western Community College
All Students
Students Transferring from Virginia Western Community College
in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year



Color variation represents the low to high variation within each column.

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2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Public Institutions
Christopher Newport University (detail)010201
College of William and Mary (detail)551212
George Mason University (detail)3713053
James Madison University (detail)171716222835
Longwood University (detail)444343
Norfolk State University (detail)322101
Old Dominion University (detail)272321422933
Radford University (detail)164155152125139126
University of Mary Washington (detail)332102
University of Virginia (detail)85710125
University of Virginia's College at Wise (detail)011210
Virginia Commonwealth University (detail)371728262524
Virginia Military Institute (detail)213121
Virginia State University (detail)211121
Virginia Tech (detail)507571738180
Total Public Four-Year Institutions (detail)325317322311329317
Private Institutions
George Washington University (detail)001000
Averett University (detail)000111
Bluefield College (detail)316152287
Bridgewater College (detail)103010
Christendom College (detail)010000
Eastern Mennonite University (detail)110000
Emory and Henry College (detail)610212
Ferrum College (detail)1111167119
Hampden-Sydney College (detail)001210
Hampton University (detail)101020
Hollins University (detail)171618211312
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (detail)884844544357
Liberty University (detail)538884928162
Mary Baldwin University (detail)18121492127
Marymount University (detail)010001
Randolph College (detail)102010
Regent University (detail)130145
Roanoke College (detail)464539453431
Shenandoah University (detail)011100
Southern Virginia University (detail)010000
Sweet Briar College (detail)001001
University of Lynchburg (detail)022522
University of Richmond (detail)000012
Virginia Intermont College (CLOSED) (detail)010000
Virginia Union University (detail)000010
Averett University Non-Traditional (detail)248096
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions (detail)249252250262235225

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
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Status and Accomplishment at Transfer


Not unlike students who are first-time in college, transfer students arrive at four-year institutions with a variety of backgrounds and needs, and a collection of credits that may, or may not, have been well-chosen for ultimate success as transfer student into a bachelors degree. In this next table we observe some of these characteristics.
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Virginia Western Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Virginia Western Community College in the Fall and Spring of the Designated Year

Color variation represents the low to high variation within each column.

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Degree Completion2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)574569572573564542
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs 605065676353
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older173195198187144140
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs341324309319357349
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer with Pell261258271257258235
Student/Family Income at Entry
New Transfer, Family Income $0 - $49,999 267263266260220221
New Transfer, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999126137115116143141
New Transfer, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999706961847462
New Transfer, Family Income $150,000 and Greater222025283841
New Transfer, Family Income Not Reported8980105858977
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year484618312415
Transfer-specific Characteristics
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer256170154141116213
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits291139811312434
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)0161718120
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer213197231213242241
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer195183209188224225
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer101113191210
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer839666
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)597570936652

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
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First Year Retention of Transfer Students


Using the same characteristics provided in the previous table, we now look at how these students fair in terms of retention into the second year of enrollment. Since the cohorts below include students transferring into the four-year institution in both the fall term and the spring term, we count a student being retained as a fall transfer enrolling in the subsequent fall, and a spring transfer enrolling in the subsequent spring. While this may miss some students who demonstrate a more intermittent style of enrollment, those students will ultimately be counted in the completion rates - assuming, of course, they complete a degree.
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Virginia Western Community College
All Students
Students Transferring to Virginia Western Community College in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year, Retention into Second Year

Color variation represents the low to high variation within each column.

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Subcohort2010-112011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All)(detail)83%81%86%85%85%84%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)87%75%80%92%94%84%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older(detail)75%83%82%79%82%80%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs(detail)88%81%90%88%85%85%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant)(detail)100%91%100%92%90%85%
New Transfer with Pell(detail)82%75%81%77%79%78%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year(detail)51%71%87%33%16%21%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward)(detail)100%91%100%92%90%85%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer(detail)77%76%74%78%80%74%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits(detail)85%76%84%86%92%84%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA)(detail)87%87%76%72%83%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer(detail)88%87%97%90%85%89%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer(detail)89%88%98%90%85%91%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer(detail)58%70%82%92%89%58%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer(detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical)(detail)83%86%87%90%89%85%

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
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How Many Completed a Four-year Degree?


As a starting point, we look at the percentage of students in each cohort/subcohort that complete a four-year degree within four-years of transfer. Four years is chosen to provide a parallel equivalent to the six-year graduation rate used for bachelors degree-seeking students. In the available detail tables, we track student success out to 10 years post-entry.
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Virginia Western Community College
All Students
Four-year Completion Rates of Students Transferring to Virginia Western Community College in Fall and Spring of the Designated Years
All Students

Color variation represents the low to high variation within each column.

Outcomes of cohorts with fewer than 10 students are excluded from display (blank cells).

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Four-year Completion Rates
Degree Completion2010-112011-122012-132013-142014-15
Summary Totals
New Transfer (All) (detail)68%67%67%70%70%
Student Demographics
New Transfers, Age 17 to 19 yrs (detail)60%65%64%71%72%
New Transfers, Age 25 yrs and Older (detail)56%57%54%60%63%
New Transfers, Age 20 to 24 yrs (detail)76%72%75%75%74%
Financial Aid Programs at Entry
New Transfer, Full-time with CTG or CTG Plus (Transfer Grant) (detail)79%91%89%104%83%
New Transfer with Pell (detail)62%61%63%63%66%
Student Effort and Progress
Students earning 06 credits or fewer in First Year (detail)31%35%43%6%6%
Transfer-specific Characteristics
New Transfer with CTG or CTG PLUS (2010-11 forward) (detail)79%91%89%104%83%
CC Transfer Students with 15 CC credits or Fewer (detail)51%55%42%51%46%
CC Transfer Students with between 16 and 30 CC credits (detail)64%59%63%66%75%
CC Transfer Students with 31 CC credits or Greater (No AA) (detail)62%87%65%67%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer (detail)81%82%87%84%82%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2 or fewer years prior to Transfer (detail)83%85%89%86%81%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 2.01 to 5 years prior to Transfer (detail)50%50%64%46%84%
AA/AS Awarded Prior to Transfer, 5 or more years prior to Transfer (detail)
AAS Awarded Prior to Transfer (Occ/Technical) (detail)77%73%73%74%75%


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